Fatalities

Snow avalanches claim an average of 100 lives in Europe every year. The common goal of all European Avalanche Warning Services is to reduce the loss of lives and damages due to avalanches by providing the society with efficient and effective avalanche forecasting and warning services.

We start recording the number of fatalities on 1 October every year. The figures are based on reports received from EAWS members and their partners. Please let us know if there is any missing data and errors, by sending an e-mail to us.

2020/212019/202018/192017/18

Season 2020/21

Number of people killed in an avalanche:

Total Fatalities: 28

0

died

Andorra

3

died
2021-01-22

0

died

Czech Rep.

0

died

Finland

0

died
2020-11-27

0

died
2020-05-29

0

died

Iceland

2020-11-24

7

died
2021-01-23

1

died
2020-12-22

0

died

Poland

2020-06-16

0

died

Romania

2020-10-22

0

died

Slovenia

0000-00-00

0

died

Slovakia

2020-12-03

1

died

Spain

2021-01-23

15

died
2021-01-20

0

died

UK

2020-05-29
LocationCountryDateAvalanche Problem 1Avalanche Problem 2Forecasted Regional Danger LevelDeadGroup SizeAvalanche CommentIncident CommentType
1814GroßvenedigerAustria2020-10-10 00:00:00Persistent weak layer11nullnullAlpinist
2043TromsdalstindenNorway2020-12-06 13:51:00Wind-drifted snow211"Cornice""Walking alone"Other
2036TitlisSwitzerland2020-12-07 10:15:0031nullnullnull
2037Crans MontanaSwitzerland2020-12-08 12:00:0021nullnullnull
2038Saas FeeSwitzerland2020-12-10 13:00:0031nullnullnull
2039BedrettoSwitzerland2020-12-13 12:00:0021nullnullnull
2041Stuben-Albonagrat \\Austria2020-12-14 14:00:00Persistent weak layerWind-drifted snow311nullnullBackcountry skiing
2040EggenmanndliSwitzerland2020-12-17 12:50:0021nullnullnull
2047Les LouerettesSwitzerland2020-12-29 12:00:0031nullnullnull
2046Chasseral, La CorneSwitzerland2020-12-31 12:00:0021nullnullnull
2064San IsidroSpain2021-01-01 00:00:0013"Unknow starting zone . Size >2 (possible 2.5)""3 people involved: 1 fatality 1 injured 1 disappear (fatality almost certain at 23\/1\/2021 still working rescue to recover him) The accident occurred while working on a road with snowplow. 2 workers where outside the plow when they where catched another person was with them outside his car and was catched too and injured."On road
2045Maso corto/Val SenalesItaly2021-01-03 12:30:00Wind-drifted snowNew snow322nullnullOff-piste skiing
2048Val Travenanzes gruppo tofaneItaly2021-01-09 12:30:00Persistent weak layerWind-drifted snow313nullnullOff-piste skiing
2049Costa del PalioItaly2021-01-13 10:25:00Wind-drifted snowWind-drifted snow212nullnullOff-piste skiing
2051Torrione RomaItaly2021-01-14 15:00:00Wind-drifted snowWind-drifted snow311nullnullOff-piste skiing
2054EmmettenSwitzerland2021-01-15 12:20:001nullnullnull
2065Jeseníky, Velký KotelCzechia2021-01-15 12:50:00Wind-drifted snowPersistent weak layer213null"Mechanical injuries."Backcountry skiing
2063SandkogelAustria2021-01-15 13:40:00Wind-drifted snow312nullnullBackcountry skiing
2057MorschachSwitzerland2021-01-16 09:55:001nullnullnull
2056EngelbergSwitzerland2021-01-16 10:45:001nullnullnull
2052Devero-Valle AntigorioItaly2021-01-16 15:00:00Wind-drifted snowWind-drifted snow322nullnullOff-piste skiing
2055Klosters-SerneusSwitzerland2021-01-16 15:00:001nullnullnull
2059GstaadSwitzerland2021-01-17 15:00:001nullnullnull
2058VeytauxSwitzerland2021-01-17 15:45:001nullnullnull
2060Val de BagnesSwitzerland2021-01-18 10:20:001nullnullnull
2061NendazSwitzerland2021-01-18 12:30:001nullnullnull
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